Hon. Paul Hensley See Rating Details

District Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.8 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 2 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Paul Hensley



Comment #: NY13432
Judge's knowledge and professionalism as well as patience with both parties led to a fair and sucessful outcome

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY12643
His calendar was promptly called; he gave counsel opportunity to settle a case but did not shy away from scheduling a rapid trial when necessary.


Comment #: NY12346
Very fair. Knows the law. In the case, he was clear that all he cared about was helping the children.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY12182
Now a family court judge.
The Judge takes the bench on time, listens carefully, is always offering to do hearing to resolve disagreements, and is willing to make his team available to assist the people in litigation.
Very fair. Requires preparation—demonstrates patience with unprepared lawyers to avoid embarrassing them, but is clear that the people who are in litigation deserve dignity, respect, and capable representation.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10860
Excellent. This judge will let everyone speak. He listens to what lawyers have to say. He cuts through the red tape amd is not reluctant ot tell lawyers when they’re foing too far. The


Comment #: NY3490
An honorable man and fair judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1970
Compassionate, aware of real poverty and able to see past a rap sheet. Has grown with each year on the bench. Allows the Attorney extreme latitude in making a record.Very fair. Treats defendants with insight and respect

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY580
A very good judge who has the potential to be one of the best. Was good when he came on the bench and has continued to get better. Lets you try your case.